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First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Football Club of Lagos on Saturday, October 20, 2018, beat the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Football Club of Abuja, to emerge winner of the 32ndedition of the All Financial Institutions Football Competition (AFIFC).
In the match played at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan, Oyo State, First Bank lifted the 2018 Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Cup, beating SEC FC four goals to two, via penalties after the game ended 1-1 at the end of regulation time.
Speaking at the event witnessed by ex-super Eagles maestro, Mutiu Adepoju, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, commended all participating teams of the competition, acknowledging that the tournament was one of the CBN’s foremost and oldest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) functions.
Emefiele, represented by the Controller, Ibadan Branch of CBN, Mrs. Ajuma Modojemu, reiterated the apex bank’s commitment to contributing positively towards promoting and developing of football in the country.
He applauded the increased number of financial institutions that registered for this, urging those yet to register their presence in the competition to begin preparations for next year’s.
The Governor also thanked the Oyo State Government for making the stadium available, and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for mobilizing financial institutions and ensuring a hitch-free competition.
He further acknowledged the contribution of the media and all the football fans for their excellent conduct during the competition.
In the third-place play-off that preceded the final match, Azabe Zinariya MFB FC spanked Balogun Fulani MFB FC 6-2 to cart home the bronze medal.